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the law. they changed the law so that only a special election could fill a vacant seat. until then, the seat would have to be empty. mitt romney tried to veto that new law. but the legislature overrode his veto, thereby stripping mitt romney of his power to choose a replacement. that became a mute point because john kerry didn't win so he stayed on as senator. but then fast forward fife years. 2009. new president barack obama, the country embroiled in a big debate over national health reform. those against it were against it to the point of rage. and those wo who wanted it were excited to be on the cusp of achieving something they had failed to achieve for decades. at the time the democrat hs a majority in the united states senate, 60 seats is a filibuster super majority. that's enough to pass health reform. that majority for the democrats included senator ted kennedy. senator kennedy spent his career trying to pass health reform. it was his life's work. he had done it at the state level with that guy, mitt romney. he had led on the issue nationally for decades. it was his signatur
above the law. and how will the u.s. handle this? >>> plus, the chances of winning are ridiculously low. but millions of us are still lining up for a shot at a record powerball jackpot. >> lucky, lucky, lotto win. >> shepard: tonight a look at the actual odds of winning it all. but first from fox this tuesday night, three republican senators now say they cannot support the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, for secretary of state. at least until they get more answers about her comments about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. president obama has not yet even nominated her. but the white house says she is enormously qualified. senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte say they're even more troubled now after meeting with ambassador rice. the attack on libya on september 11 killed the u.s. ambassador, cries stevens and three other americans. five days later, ambassador rice went on the sunday talk shows and said u.s. officials believed it was a spontaneous reaction to protest over an anti-islam video. not a preplanned terrorist attack. first the controversy was over wheth
insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school. for a lot of students, who like me are on public interest scholarships, that's practically an entire summer's salary. 40% of the female students at georgetown law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy. >> sean: believe it or not, those are the words of somebody that "time" magazine is now considering as person of the year? you heard it right. the failing magazine is now elevating former georgetown law student sandra fluke to the same level as winston churchill, pope john ii, and more. here to explain how advocating for publicly-funded birth control qualifies fluke as the person of the year. good to see you. thanks for being with us. >> great to be here. >> sean: marjorie, it's $9 a month at wal-mart to get birth control pills. you can get all the condoms you want. in new york city, at a bar, they're free. just take a handful on your way out. planned parenthood, too. do you think she should be woman of the year? >> the reason that sandra fluke represents what
was banned. one of his goals is to create a state ruled by islamic or sharia laws. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. the egyptian government banned the muslim brotherhood because of its suspected role in the assassination plot of the president. bill: later this hour general jack keane is here to talk about the recent turmoil in egypt and claims morsi is a new kind of pharaoh for egypt. martha: twin car bombs in damascus, syria, the blast targeted an area known to be loyal to president bashar al-asaad. then people ran out to help those who were injured in that initial explosion and then came the second large explosion. according to the estimates. 40,000 syrians have died in all of this horrific violence in syria that has been going on now for two years. bill: we are just getting started. $2 and a dream. so many lining unto buy a ticket for one of the largest lottery jackpots we have ever seen. we'll take you to one town where folks to sure use a half billion prize. martha: ambassador susan rise expected on capitol hill. she faced a tough crowd
. geico, see how much you could save. >>> welcome back. florida's stand your ground law could be at the center of another murder case now. this time a murder suspect says he was threatened after he asked four african-american teenagers in an suv to turn down loud music at a jacksonville gas station. that they cursed him and flashed a shotgun as well. that's when his attorney says he decided to defend himself. police say 25-year-old michael dunn peppered the suv with eight or nine bullets. two of them hit 17-year-old jordan davis. there's a picture of him right there, killing him. martin savage is following developments from our headquarters in atlanta. what can you tell us about the story? >> good morning. the latest is michael dunn was arrested on saturday. he had his first court appearance on monday entering a plea of not guilty to the count of murder and attempted murder. and he's currently being held without bond. his attorney has been speaking out for him and he says that his client definitely felt that his life was threatened. first he says that he was threat upped verba
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: the district attorney is investigating shirakawa for repeated violations of state campaign ethics laws and misuse of public funds stemming from his alleged abuse of a county- issued credit card for lavish meals, trips to golf resorts, first class air and hotel upgrades and luxury car rentals. in his first public statements on the allegations last tuesday shirakawa blamed the media. >> i don't want you to be distracted by the political lynching that you read today and continue to read about. >> reporter: but it has been a distraction. >> there's a siren and a blaring in the community right now right or wrong from your perspective. >> reporter: one new area of focus is travel expenses. last april he reportedly billed taxpayers for his upgraded $560 a night hotel stay in washington, d.c. the night after his official itinerary had him flying home and in 2009 he was seemingly in two places at once attending a state conference in sacramento but charging taxpayers $95 for a working staff meeting at a downtown san jose restaurant. >> at the end. day it is like watching a train wreck and it's t
to get a report on that. the other court martial by law must start within 120 days. bradley manning has been in detention for over 1,000 days. there's something incredibly weird about that. he revealed things that were deeply embarrassing to the government, like this apache helicopter video out of iraq. >> the video shows unmanned men gunned down in iraq. showed on the website wikileaks.org in april the soldiers were found to have act the appropriately. >> cenk: of course. they always act appropriately. by the way, two journalists were killed in that strike, but apparently still appropriate. the one that did the appropriate action was not the one who killed the journalist and first responders, but bradley manning for revealing that information about the government. the one journalist that has been there throughout these proceedings is at fort meade now and joins us. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> cenk: let me does you about the 120 days things. why have they kept him over 1,000 days. >> it hasn't been a thousand days yet. we're closing in on that. basically, the gove
sputnik and schering americans. because of it, there was a program that got me through college and law school. these loans make a big difference, whether it is pell grants or loans. let me look at this honestly. 25% of the federal aid education goes to for-profit schools. they have more than double the student loan default rate than any other. there are ways to cut back on spending and education that will give us opportunities and resources for real education, which can be part of our future. when it comes to the most painful topic at all -- of all. i came here in 1983 and was told social security would be on its way out. we rolled up with our sleeves and came up with a bipartisan solution that ultimately bought over 50 years of solvency for social security. we raised the retirement age, payable taxes on social security, and we taxed those social security benefits indirectly for the first time. today, social security will make every promised payment for the next 22 years. you cannot say that about much in washington. social security has not added one penny to the deficit. for those who
government rules or a law against this. i think we need more community action. host: we will stick with this conversation for another 15 minutes, but i need to give you some other news in the papers. usa today, the front-page story, looking at the housing market. and in the financial times -- overseas, here's the world section of the washington post -- this was after a report of possible poisoning reviving suspicions abound his debts. and president obama meeting yesterday with mexico's new president who will take over on saturday, meeting at the white house. try to boost relations between the detonations. and the front-page of the washington times, but it's in many of the papers this morning, angry protesters filling tahrir square in cairo. they're stepping up pressure for their president to rescind a decree that they say threaten the nation with a new era of autocracy. there's the picture on the front page of the washington times. we will be talking about this on sunday on the washington journal. back to the phone calls. john in san jose, california, independent. caller: thanks so
where one of the hosts, cheri jacobus, had questionable reasoning for photo i.d. laws. let's hear what she said. >> voter photo i.d., obama lost every one of those states. he can't win in a state where photo i.d. is required. so clearly there's something going on out there, and until there's a way to have something done about it, where when you report it, you know it's going to be looked into, the other side just says, oh, well, you're just poor losers and that sort of thing. >> your tone suggests you're a little upset with me. you're preaching to the choir. >> no, we get that. >> i'm with you completely. >> well, get this, president obama lost georgia, indiana, kansas, and tennessee not because of their strict photo i.d. laws but because of their conservative voting majorities obviously. >>> next, a whole new meaning for a campaign in shreds. we're talking literally. the remains of some documents with information about mitt romney's campaign motorcade went through an unlikely disposal process. they became the confetti found by bystanders at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. some par
and your tax cut will be higher. but congress can change the tax law. remember, the republicans themselves did this when they raised taxes on teenagers who work six years ago. so the immediate effect is less than the boogeyman effect. the thing to watch for is do the democrats and president obama hold firm or do they betray the people who put them in office? >> would it be a betrayal at this point, do you think? >> if we come up with a gimmick that really makes the tax burden not fall on the very wealthiest of people. but on upper middle class americans and middle class americans, that would be something of a betrayal, yes. >> what does this do to republican's credibility on the economy? after they have gone through this era of obstruction, they have talked down the economy and then numbers like this come up, you'd think they'd be concerned about that. >> what they are trying to do here, ed, is if they are unable to get their own troops in line to make a deal, if they are going to pledge more allegiance to grover norquist than to
the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. >>> now, she might be the president's choice to succeed hillary clinton. would you support her? >> i would be very hard pressed. >> if it were john kerry? >> he became within a whisper of being president of the united states. i think that works in his favor but, i would love to hear him make his case. but i don't have anything in his background like this tragedy in benghazi, that would make me really want to make me carefully examine the situation. >> if president obama nominating john kerry in stead of susan rice, massachusetts would hold a special election to fill kerry's seat, which provokes this question. >> would you be running again in the special election? >> there's no vacancy that i'm aware of and we'll see what happens. >> with elizabeth warren poised to be sworn in in january, today, the scott brown for senate campaign 2.0 got everything it could hope for from john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte after their meeting with a
the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. so now's the time. restore revive rejuvenate rebuild rebuild rebuild >>> as talks on the so-called fiscal cliff accelerate, our first read team notes they're basing the bases for what deal is made and include democratic senator durbin and republican congressman cole. over the last few days both indicated they're willing to compromise and cross the aisle to strike a deal. joining me now, nbc news senior political director mark murray. we have talked about the republican base perhaps learning lessons after the election, learning that it may not always be wise to sign a pledge if you don't want to be dedicated to it for 20 decades. but we have not talked a lot about the democratic base and folks on the left who may end up with a deal they don't like. >> you've seen some big hints and yesterday another one of senator dick durbin giving a speech at the liberal center for progress and prepared remarks saying there would probably need, progressives looking at long-term entitlem
to harvard law school and at the origin of one of his brothers immigrated out west to the illinois to clean up where the mining industry was in its heyday. he arrived after about a month's journey by ship, by stagecoach, by train, arrived in a steamboat in this muddy mining town, bordered himself and a log cabin, and slowly worked his way up and became a very successful lawyer and got involved politically, ran for congress, served eight terms and befriended abraham lincoln and ulysses s. grant and as they rose, washburn stayed with them as a colleague during the civil war and after grant was elected president initially appointed washburn secretary of state and washburn became very ill, after ten days he submitted his resignation to president grant show grant regretfully had his resignation and he regained his health which was always very fragile and grant the then offered him the position as minister of france, ambassador of france. >> michael hill on washburn, minister to france in the 1870 franco prussian war, and the only power of the state providing political and humanitarian support. q
should foot the bill because the city should have towed the car. >> if they go back and look at the law, i think they'll realize that they're the ones that perhaps made the biggest mistake and should really in my opinion let this young woman off the hook for this vast majority of these tickets. >> the woman, as you can imagine, is now suing her boyfriend and the city of chicago. the car was not considered abandoned by the city balls it was moved a number of times, within that same lot. >> come on, chicago. do her right. >>> a month after hurricane sandy, the obama administration is preparing to ask for more money for the recovery. the white house is expected to make the request to congress for billions of dollars in additional aid. congressional aides say the request which could top $11 billion is likely to come in the next couple of days. damage from sandy tops $70 billion in new york and new jersey alone. >>> and damage from downpours and flooding taking its toll across parts of great britain. flood watches and warnings are up for nearly all of wales and england. at least one death, a
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